Hi! Firstly, thanks for the positive comments on Part 1 of this series. I do hope to continue to have your support.
Before I continue showing some more swindles concorted in this part of Asia, I would like to make a distinction between the '... | Read More
It is time to summarize our discussion about all the positive and negative aspects that computers brought to our game and see which side outweighs.
One of the biggest positive sides I see is that computers really enhanced our chess knowledge. So... | Read More
In the last week's article I touched the subject of cheaters who use computer engines during their games. To my great surprise, judging by reader's messages, many of you are not aware of this problem. I was asked how can cheaters possibly us... | Read More
There is no doubt that providing that you know how to use a chess engine and well aware of its shortcomings (like for example the Capablanca's position that we discussed in the previous part of this article), then you have an amazing learning tool... | Read More
The Open Fileby Life Master Mike Petersen (Zug)
Only 2700's Need Apply
NOTE to all those who read this article:
I started this tournament with the goal of having some really good games you can find all in one spot, along with the idea of ma... | Read More
The Cheating Chess Tournament
©2002 by NM Dan Heisman
“That was the third person we caught recently who had a handheld computer with Pocket Fritz!”
Chester Nimfield was distraught. As a member of the Hookley Valley Chess Club’s O... | Read More
The Open Fileby Life Master Mike Petersen (Zug)Ratings
My rating is too high. No, I mean it, it’s too high. I have been floating around the top ten in turn-based ratings on Chess.com for quite some time now. It’s almost up to the 2700 m... | Read More
It turns out that it's actually difficult to tell. The answer depends on how you define the word "strong". For example, does "strong" imply any of the following?
strong because she plays quickly rather than taking days to consider her next mov... | Read More
Erik, the King of Chess.com , was gracious enough to grant me an interview for GameSquad, a gaming website I help to edit. I am reposting the interview here for the enjoyment of the entire Chess.com community.
Again, a big thank you to Erik for... | Read More
What can I say after playing my first 50 games? Like many people I learn chess from a Parent and mostly played my siblings and the odd game here and there with friends and on computer software. I could always handle myself w... | Read More